Grub prevention.

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by grassmasterswilson, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Posts: 4,468

    I have a few lawns that we have battled grubs toward te end of last year. I have planned on a treatment of imicloprid now based on the life cycle and catching them early.

    I've been reading up on some of the newer products like aloft. They seem to be a dual action product.

    Anyone tried the newer products? You sticking with merit?
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  2. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,560

    Since you're asking about grub prevention please take a look at this;
    http://www.uky.edu/Ag/ukturf/pubs.htg/Insects/white grub.PDF

    I will add that there are new natural products that are very effective (including cost effective) as preventative and curative treatments for all species of white grubs.
     
  3. Pythium

    Pythium LawnSite Member
    from OHIO
    Posts: 166

    I have used Acelepryn. Worked well but very costly and needs to be put down Mid April early may to be most effective.

    Mach 2 is junk.

    Aloft is good, but I think Merit+Bifenthrin is cheaper.

    Merit works well and is very cost effective if used as a liquid. but must be watered in rather quickly.
    Granular merit is good, little more margin for error in the watering in process but I still like to see 24-48 hours. Plus you can get it with fert.
    Just my 2 cents.
     
  4. gregory

    gregory LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,068

    I've used arena for the last few yrs and has worked great...
     

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